Husband killed wife then himself in South Yorkshire home — (The Star)Monday, February 1st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, happily married 21 years, becomes unduly anxious over a sound financial investment, takes antidepressants, cannot sleep, stabs wife and self to death.
For loved ones of family killed in murder-suicide, no making sense of deaths — (Tri-City Herald)Saturday, January 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Successful retired naval officer, takes zolpidem & antidepressant, kills himself and beloved wife and daughter. Everyone shocked. Depression blamed.
Motive remains a mystery as police close case of Oakland quadruple homicide-suicide — (Portland Press-Herald)Tuesday, January 5th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man taking citalopram, trazodone and various other drugs kills 3. Officials are puzzled about motive. Mental illness is blamed.
Jacksonville PD investigating apparent murder-suicide — (6 WBRC News)Wednesday, December 30th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man is prescribed Lexapro, shoots and kills himself and wife one day after starting the med. Wife's ex files a lawsuit against Forest Labs for failure to warn.
Soldier in highrise murder-suicide suffered from PTSD, obituary says — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, December 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Veteran treated for PTSD, "ecstatic" to have fallen in love and married, inexplicably dies with pregnant bride in murder-suicide.
Depressed mum stabbed her two daughters to death because she feared one had cancer — (The Mirror)Wednesday, December 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman with two young children tells husband she feels suicidal, GP prescribes antidepressants, she kills herself and them a week later.
UPDATE: Victims of Jed Allen in Didcot triple-murder were unlawfully killed, inquest finds — (Oxford Mail)Thursday, November 12th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants has dark thoughts, stabs 3 people to death and later kills himself.
Devon man stabbed wife to death before killing himself in ‘extremely unusual case’ — (North Devon Journal)Thursday, November 12th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Happily married retiree, 79, stabs wife to death with no warning,overdoses on medication and alcohol and cuts himself. Stress of home construction blamed.
Nigel Henderson stabbed wife Stacey Henderson to death in Chepstow after she began divorce proceedings, inquest hears — (South Wales Argus)Wednesday, November 11th, 2015SSRI Ed note: "Depressive" with history of suicide attempts by overdose stabs and kills his wife and himself when she tells him she wants a divorce.
Hunt family inquest reopens pain of tragic deaths — (The Australian)Wednesday, October 7th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Kim Hunt takes antidepressants on and off, with negative impact on her personality, patience with her children. Husband eventually kills entire family.
Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights — (The New York Times)Monday, October 5th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Oregon Shooter, drugged since childhood and committed whenever he did not take his meds, kills 9, dies in gunfire exchange with police
Lake Mtka. Community Grasps For Answers After Family Murder-Suicide — (CBS Minnesota)Thursday, September 17th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressant, worsens, doc ups dosage, worsens, doc changes prescription, does not monitor, 3 weeks later man kills family, self.
Family of 4 dead: History of depression, suicidal thoughts for mother and father — (The Grand Rapids Press)Wednesday, August 19th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Depressed parents, mum at least on antidepressants with past suicide attempt, kill their two kids and themselves.
Louisiana Gunman’s History Shows Record of Mental Health Issues – Three people were killed, including the alleged shooter; nine others wounded — (Wall Street Journal)Friday, July 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man who takes antidepressant intermittently, has a record of rage incidents, shoots and kills 2 and injures 9.
Wisconsin bridge shooter had long history of mental illness: report — (The Chicago Tribune)Saturday, July 11th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Long-time user of antidepressants stops taking them, gets drunk, argues with girlfriend, shoots random people on bridge, killing 3, plus self.
UPDATE: Autopsy report shows man in murder/suicide had several drugs in his system — (WRCBtv)Wednesday, June 17th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on 2 antidepressants and marijuana kills his girlfriend, their dog and himself.
Man who killed son, fiancee suffered pain that ‘broke him,’ mother says — (Deseret News)Tuesday, June 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: "Kind", "good" army veteran being treated for PTSD wakes wife one night threatening to kill whole family, a year later does exactly that. No motive,
Tucson shooting shines light on mental illness — (World Now)Thursday, May 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence suddenly kills himself and family
A killer’s mother knows the pain facing Steven O’Shaughnessy’s family — (CBC News Saskatchewan)Saturday, April 25th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Young Dad given antidepressants, loses sleep, thoughts become disordered and he kills himself, his wife and 2-yr-old son.
Killer dad Edward Livingstone was a ‘sex addict’ — (Stuff NZ)Thursday, April 23rd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on antideressants, z drug drinks, is abusive, insensitive, suicidal and violent thoughts, kills himself and 2 kids of his ex-wife.
Coroner’s probe: Why did Dunedin father Edward Livingstone kill his children? — (OTAGO DAILY TIMES)Tuesday, April 21st, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man on Celexa, Lexapro & sleep aid has strange dreams, assaults wife, is psychotic, knows meds are cause, stops them, kills family and self. Meds not blamed.
Tulane’s mental health meltdown — (Yahoo News)Friday, April 3rd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Antidepressants now widely available on campus, more students are depressed, anxious, many more suicides, a murder-suicide. Nobody sees a connection.
A320 Crash: The Co-Pilot Wanted the World To Know His Name — (Le Figaro)Saturday, March 28th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Germanwings pilot on citalopram, mirtazapine and zoplclone locks captain out of cockpit, crashes Airbus A320, killing 150.
Husband strangled wife with hairdryer cord then hanged himself after she asked for divorce — (The Mirror)Friday, March 20th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Father of 2 on antidepressants imagines wife is having an affair. stalks her, tries to poison her,attempts suicide, later strangles her, hangs himself.
Pathologist testifies at Patricia Hennessey, Nash Campbell inquest — (CBC News)Monday, March 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants and neuroleptic meds loses custody of her 4-yr-old son Nash, kills him and herself the night before she is to hand him over.
‘My dad did it’: Boy’s tragic words as he lay dying following deliberate inferno — (The Mirror)Wednesday, March 4th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man feels suicidal after marriage fails, GP prescribes antidepressants. 3 months later man kills his sons and himself in a house fire. ADs never suspected.
Vietnamese community prays for Edmonton murder victims, forgives killer — (The Globe and Mail)Sunday, January 4th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Edmonton man on antidepressants kills 7 people in vietnamese community, including 2 children, then himself.
Key Developments in Case of 2 Slain NYPD Officers — (New York Times)Wednesday, December 24th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Young man, on and off antidepressants for years, disturbing social media posts, shoots and kills 2 police, himself.
Pennsylvania ex-Marine shot ex-wife, ‘chopped’ her family, poisoned himself: autopsies — (New York Daily News)Wednesday, December 24th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man on Trazodone, Risperidone and other medication, in custody dispute, kills ex-wife, 5 of her relatives and himself.
Saco man who killed family, self, had stopped taking antidepressants when he lost his insurance — (Bangor Daily News)Tuesday, November 18th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking Zoloft, kills wife and 3 children in a rage, a case of extreme violent over-reaction.
Surviving daughter in Port Orange family shooting wakes from coma — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)Friday, November 14th, 2014
Farmingdale mom was beheaded by disturbed son two days before meeting with psychiatrist to obtain his medications — (New York Daily News)Thursday, October 30th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man, never previously violent, in withdrawal from psych meds kills and beheads beloved mom, jumps in front of train. Mental illness blamed.
‘We need this now, before more people die’ mother of killer calls for anti-depressant drug investigation — (Evoke.ie)Tuesday, September 16th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man, 22, on Celexa murders ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, then commits suicide.
Charleville tragedy: Family and friends gather for removal of twins (9) and older brother — (Sunday Independent)Sunday, September 7th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Adopted eldest son "on a lot of medication for his mental health" violently stabs his younger twin siblings to death and kills himself, no motive or warning.
Pensioner killed fifth wife then hanged himself because he couldn’t face another divorce — (The Mirror)Wednesday, August 27th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Man married 30 yrs, upset re: impending divorce, feels mildly suicidal, sees doc, gets Prozac, a month later kills wife and self. BBC does not mention med.
Reconstruction of Swiss bus crash “shows driver was suicidal” — (Flanders Today)Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Making sense of a murder-suicide: A family story — (Indy Star)Saturday, June 7th, 2014SSRI Ed note: "Good" man, loving husband with jealous streak and quick temper takes antidepressants, murders wide and self.
Whitewash from the Outset, the Fort Hood Shootings April 2, 2014 — (Donald J. Farber, Attorney at Law); Army Report: Fort Hood Mass Shooter Ivan Lopez on Psychotropic Cocktail of Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, LunestaTuesday, May 20th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Lawyer and expert who testified before House of Representatives, at FDA public hearings exposes cover-up of SSRI effects by military brass.
No Charges in Sparks Middle School Shooting — (KOLO 8 News)Tuesday, May 13th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Seventh-grader, 12, on Prozac, carries semi-automatic weapon to school, shoots 3, killing a teacher, then kills himself.
Dad Of Fort Hood Shooter Says Son ‘Must Not Have Been In Right Mind’ — (Huffington Post)Friday, April 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Soldier on meds including Celexa, Wellbutrin, Ambien, and Lunesta goes on shooting spree, killing 3 and injuring 16. Family speculates that recent deaths responsible.
Why Syracuse mom killed her 2 daughters still unknown — (Deseret News)Thursday, March 13th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Mom on antidepressants shoots and kills her daughters and herself after break-up with fiance.
Child killer Theresa Riggi found dead in secure hospital — (The Telegraph)Monday, March 10th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Woman medicated for "manic depression" behaves bizarrely, murders her 3 children, jailed, dies by horrific suicide. Mental illness blamed.
Inquest of tragic murder-suicide couple on weekend away heard — (Irish News)Thursday, March 6th, 2014
OAP who shot wife and dog then himself had secret affair – and wrongly thought he had cancer — (The Daily Record)Thursday, February 27th, 2014SSRI Ed note: G.P. gives man in 70's antidepressants for feeling bad about a brief affair, develops paranoid ideas, kills his beloved wife, their pet dog and himself.
Fla. mom, teen kids dead in apparent murder-suicide — (CBS)Wednesday, January 15th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Divorcing mom on antidepressants drinks wine, kills her teenage kids and herself.
Retired police officer Bill Dowling shot himself after shooting ex, inquest heard — (Western Daily Press)Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
UMD student in murder-suicide was depressed, authorities say — (Duluth News Tribune)Thursday, January 9th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Smart, helpful engineering student "battling depression" kills himself and long-time close friend for no apparent reason.
Family of missing mother and baby found dead at cliff after going missing from hospital ward pay emotional tribute to tragic couple saying they ‘are now at peace’ — (Daily Mail)Saturday, January 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: New mom who stopped taking antidepressant to breastfeed kills herself and baby.
Inquest fails to shed light on Langfield murder suicide — (ABC News)Monday, December 30th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Temazepam and anti-depressants to help with feelings re: marriage break-up kills his son and himself. Nobody can figure out the reason.